General practice is a team profession, says RCGP

18 October 2021

Responding to a recent article in The Times about the latest NHS Digital data detailing the number of consultations delivered by GPs:

Focus on access ignores other challenges in general practice, says College in response to NHSE announcement on ‘rescue’ measures for general practice

14 October 2021

Please read on for our response to today’s announcement from NHS England on GP access

‘Things will get better’, College Chair tells members at RCGP annual conference

14 October 2021

College Chair Martin Marshall addressed members at the RCGP conference in Liverpool this morning.

GPs are stretched beyond endurance: the Government needs to publicly support and resource the profession

11 October 2021

Read Martin Marshall’s opinion piece published in today’s Daily Express, defending the profession against the continuing media criticism about access to face to face appointments, and explaining the urgent need for government to support an understaffed and exceptionally overworked general practice.

GP pressures felt across the country, but some areas more impacted than others, says RCGP

11 October 2021

Responding to research commissioned by the Lib Dems and covered in the Daily Mail on increasing patient-GP ratios, with the average GP now responsible for the care of 2,000 patients

Working ‘part time’ in general practice is the equivalent of working full-time or more, says College

11 October 2021

The College has hit back in response to media coverage in the Telegraph and The Times on GPs’ working hours based on the latest GP worklife survey:

General practice is the backbone of the NHS, and intense pressure on services is being felt across the system, says RCGP

09 October 2021

Read the College’s riposte to a Daily Mail article linking a rise in patients attending A&E with access to GP face to face appointments:

RCGP Scotland’s Joint Chairs issue letter to press calling out false narrative that GPs are refusing to give face to face appointments

08 October 2021

In response to the intense media scrutiny that general practice has been subject to recently regarding face to face appointments, we have written a letter to the Daily Record to address such unfair and inaccurate claims. This letter has been issued in response to an article published Monday 4 October, for which the College has refuted.

Belfast surgery awarded GP Practice of the Year 2021

07 October 2021

The Royal College of General Practitioners, which represents over 1500 GPs across Northern Ireland, is proud to announce that Greenway Practice has been awarded Northern Ireland GP Practice of the Year 2021.

RCGP Cymru Wales has launched an 8-point plan to revitalise how patients see GPs

06 October 2021

Speaking at the launch, Dr Mair Hopkin, Joint-Chair of RCGP Cymru Wales said:

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